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Old Comic Book Ads Parody (Browns album) by Huwman Old Comic Book Ads Parody (Browns album) by Huwman
Here are some parodies of old comic book ads I did for the back of the Browns album. PLEASE NOTE: I did NOT draw many of these graphics but they are, to the best of my knowledge, in the public domain. This was a lot of fun to create. My drawing for the front of the album is here:   huwman.deviantart.com/art/Albu…

It's a great album! Order a copy here: www.facebook.com/dreamingofthe…
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:iconchristine-e:
Christine-E Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love this one! Headbang! 
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Professional
Thanks so much. It was a lot of fun writing so many dumb jokes. Haha.
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
I could use some miniature wigs and fake lard.
Enclosed, please find my $.54
and $14.95 & my firstborn fro shipping and handling.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Professional
Haha. I remember getting fooled on the "Sea Monkeys". Friggin' dehydrated brine shrimp. Live and learn, eh?
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:iconcapndeek373:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
At least they actually worked!
My roommate in college used to buy live sea monkeys to feed to his fish.
(He had a 200 gallon tank with around 120 fish in it.)
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional
Wow! Yeah, they did actually come to life once hydrated. The X-Ray Specs were a complete fake though (of course) ... much to the disappointment of every teenage boy!
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
The guy that made the improvements to to original x-ray specs invented the amazing sea monkeys!
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:iconlevonhackensaw:
LevonHackensaw Featured By Owner Edited Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
100% great. With the x-ray glasses, inflatable life-like woman and the $7.98 gun, I would be set for life. 
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Professional
Thanks a lot! I actually ordered the "Sea Monkeys" and received a packet of brine shrimp, plus a valuable life lesson. Haha.
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:icondiazartist:
diazartist Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Professional
Thanks, man!
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ElectricGecko Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
This made me smile ten times over.  I grew up reading old comics I'd by for a quarter at flea markets, and I have a love of the old silver age comic ads.  It was a curiosity akin to a historian's.  I would look at the ad for 'Giant 6-foot Monster', only one dollar, and think "What was that giant 6-foot monster like?  How could it be only a dollar?  Was it worth it, in 1967, to part with a dollar for said monster?  Was the whole thing a scam?  Did anyone every receive their giant monster?"  So many questions.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional
The "6 foot monster" was simply printed on a long strip of cheap paper; the "submarines" were essentially cardboard boxes, and so on. The "X-Ray Specs" didn't work at all, of course, much to the chagrin of every pubescent male. I actually ordered the "Sea Monkeys" ... you know, the cute, smiling little creatures wearing crowns and waving their hands in the pictures? A few weeks later a bag of dehydrated brine shrimp eggs arrived. Sigh. Still, the deceit and crushing disappointment did help prepare us for adult life, work, and marriage, so it wasn't a total waste.
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ElectricGecko Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
Yeah, that's what I thought.  Still, the concept is so ingenious: bilking kids of their hard-won nickels.

Nowadays, in this day of internet hilarity, I'm amazed by how legitimate (and easy) the free incentive offers with kids' products are.  Like, my kids will sometimes get a box of cereal, and it'll say 'free shirt!' on it.  Back in my day, that would have involved saving ten proofs of purchase, mailing away, maybe paying the shipping costs, and you still might not get anything.   Now?  I go online for three minutes, fill out the digital form, and they bloody well send the shirt within the week.  It's insane.  And it's a legitimate shirt!  Nicely done and everything.  We have obtained from cereal boxes and the like multiple shirts, multiple winter hats, beach towels, and coupons for free toys up to fifteen bucks in value (no strings attached!) from the mail-in offers.  These kids don't know how good they've got it now!
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional
Pampered little bourgeois darlings! :)
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:iconsexandmonsters:
SexandMonsters Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
Awesome work!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional
Thanks so much.
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:iconhopeswings777:
HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
:heart:
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional
:)
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:icondocredfield:
DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Choking hazard on the 'Practice Testicles' is a nice... touch.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional
I'm so embarrassed. :)
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:iconthehorribleman:
thehorribleman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
that's awesome, and I could stop an enraged gorilla using only my mind. Nothing but my mind and a gun, a large gun. Great work. 
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional
Haha. I'm not sure if this is art or a cry for help.
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:iconthehorribleman:
thehorribleman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
why can't it be both? 
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional
Haha. Good point. Maybe that's what art really is!
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ChristelleLeStrange Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amusing! Looks realistic till you start reading it Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional
Thank you. Some of the actual ads were really almost as crazy. I remember getting "sea monkey" when I was a kid, after seeing the cartoon of the little "monkeys" wearing crowns, etc. ... it turned out they were just tiny brine shrimp. What a ripoff! Haha.
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ChristelleLeStrange Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had sea monkeys too! I remember some of those ads. How about the "pull a prank on your friends, give them salt gum!" They also had fake melting pop cycles, an eyeglass that put a black ring around your eye, a finger trap...too many to list. I enjoyed your art. It was awesome!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional
I remember some guys being very disappointed the X-ray Specs didn't really work! Haha.
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:iconchristellelestrange:
ChristelleLeStrange Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, that's funny. I bet they were. Personally I'm glad they didn't work!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional
Haha. Yeah, they were a complete ripoff, of course.
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ChristelleLeStrange Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of course, us being kids, we all wanted it to be true. We saw all the cartoons and fully believed in magic. Of course there are x-ray binoculars, why wouldn't there be?
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional
Yes. At least the crushing disappointment was good preparation for adult life, work, and marriage! :)
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ConstableMerle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
Too funny!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconreinelart:
ReinelArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
RULES!!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional
Thanks so much, and thanks for the fave.
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:iconmisbell:
MIsbell Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Freakin' hilarious :D
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional
Thanks a lot!
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mutantcomix Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! Brings back a lot of memories!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional
Thank you, and thanks for the fave!
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:iconmutantcomix:
mutantcomix Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got it!
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:iconlynchenberg:
Lynchenberg Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Student General Artist
This fills me with nostalgia.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional
Thanks! I really went out of my way to make them look crappy like the real thing! 
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:iconmtcarpenter:
MTCarpenter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Shellac Expert and Exploding Oatmeal are my favorites. Great job on this.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional
Thank you. It's a lot of fun just writing down every stupid thing that comes into my head!
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:iconmtcarpenter:
MTCarpenter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
I've got that kind of sense of humor as well, so this was right up my alley.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional
That's good to hear!
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Seothen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The liquid food one eventually had me saying 'Heyyyyy.... that's just soup...' and then I looked down to see ITSJUSTSOUP.
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional
Haha. Yep. I tried to make soup sexy!
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